Daily Brief

Feb. 17, 2022

Agents of Change: Bessie Reese Crenshaw '50

The KU Foundation is recognizing Agents of Change - members of the KU Community who are trailblazers and catalysts for social equity and justice. This February, we're kicking off this initiative with the story of Bessie Reese Crenshaw '50, the 1st African American graduate of Kutztown University. Continue to follow our social media in 2022 for more Agents of Change telling their impactful stories and highlighting accomplishments.

Kutztown University Foundation


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We are saddened to report the death of Forrest "Foss" Rauenzahn, long-time masonry foreman at KU who retired in 2003. He was also the father-in-law of Cindy Rauenzahn, custodial staff, and Judith Rauenzahn, associate professor of psychology. Our deepest condolences to Mr. Rauenzahn's family.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

Social Equity Policies Training Dates for Spring 2022

The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the University’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Amorous Relationships Policies, as follows:
- 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 (In-Person)
- 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 (Zoom)
- 1 p.m. Monday, March 21 (In-Person)
- 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 (Zoom)
All in-person sessions will be held in the Human Resources Training Center (formerly the LGBTQ+ Resource Center), in 4 Old Main, A-Wing, located on the ground floor across from the Office of Social Equity. For Zoom sessions, a link will be sent to all registered participants the day prior to the scheduled training.  Each session should last approximately 30-45 minutes. If you would like to attend any of the above trainings, please register by e-mail with socialequity@kutztown.edu.

Office of Social Equity

Creating Accessible Documents Information Session

In this session you will learn some quick ways you can use tools that are already built into Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat to help make the content of your documents more accessible to all students, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17.

Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

Governance Committees Willingness to Serve – Fall 2022

KU faculty, managers and professional staff members, please use this online form https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/524741 to indicate your willingness to serve on University Senate Governance Committees. The list of such committees can be found on the website below. After you open the online form, you will need to log in using your full KU email address and password. Be aware that you can only submit this form once. The status of your submission may be reviewed by logging into Engage, clicking on "FORMS," and then clicking on "VIEW SUBMISSIONS." Willingness will close Feb. 23. Please note: The primary users of Engage are KU students. As such, first time users will be asked a series of student-focused questions. Faculty and staff may choose the option “N/A” for each question. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your participation in the Senate Willingness process. If you have any problems with Engage access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu. Questions regarding positions may be directed to senate@kutztown.edu. Thank you for your willingness to serve.

Tony Wong, University Senate

Collegiate Recovery

Collegiate Recovery meetings are held 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, 119 Beck Hall. For more information email cortez@kutztown.edu. There will be discussions, activities and light refreshments. Meetings with recovery advocates, sober curious, living clean and sober lifestyles and those with family and friends are open to campus community. Feb. 24 topic is self-compassion. 

Frances Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Center

2022 PASSHE Diversity Summit

Thank you again to all who attended the 2021 PASSHE Diversity Summit. We would like your input for the 2022 Diversity Summit. Please use the link to give your input as we begin the planning.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion Centers

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
February Black History Month
Feb. 17 11 a.m. Wellness Talk
Zoom Meeting ID: 484-646-4142
Feb. 17 6 p.m. Hate Has No Home Here
1 South Dining Hall
Feb. 21 All Day President's Day
Classes Held; Offices Open
Feb. 21 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 21 5 p.m. AFSCME Membership Meeting
220 Boehm Science Center
Feb. 21 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Ujima Keynote: Philip Brashear
218 McFarland Student Union
Feb. 23 7 p.m. UJIMA Keynote: Traciana Graves
183 McFarland Student Union
Feb. 24 6:30 p.m. UJIMA Keynot Ilyasah Shabazz
218 McFarland Student Union 

Date Time Event
Feb. 18 4 p.m. TRACK vs. KU Last Chance Qualifier
O'Pake Fieldhouse
Feb. 18 7 p.m. Acrobatics & Tumbling vs. #4 Quinnipiac
Keystone Arena (Live Video)
Feb. 19 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Feb. 19 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)


Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-Discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.